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Ever seen a TED video? If not, then you don’t know what you are missing. TED – which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design – is a nonprofit organization that organizes TED conferences and talks where people, including famous personalities such as Al Gore and Steve Jobs, give speeches often on an idea they have or invention they have created but sometimes just plain inspiration.…Read More »
Note: This freebie was originally posted about in November 2011. That particular promotion of MAGIX Xtreme Photo & Graphic Designer 5 has ended but a new promotion for it is now live. So for those that missed it in November — this is your second chance.…Read More »
The following is a description of Videomizer, as per the developer:
- Automatic object recognition: manipulates only those frame parts, which help optimize the overall impression!
- Fully automatic re-adjustment of tonality, re-sharpening and contrast optimization!
- Touching-up of images through higher definition and re-sharpening of matt colours!
Everyone, everyone, knows about CCleaner. On the other hand, many of us don’t know about FCleaner. FCleaner is similar program to CCleaner; I ran across FCleaner some time ago but didn’t give it much thought. However, recently Giovanni, a friend, challenged CCleaner by claiming FCleaner is… better.…Read More »
Want to keep track of the USB devices that connect to your computer? Our ole’ pal NirSofer has released a new program to allow you to do just that.
USBLogView, a small and portable utility, is a very simple application. It runs in the background and records details about any and all USB devices that are plugged into your computer; a log entry is made when a USB device is connected and another log entry is made when that USB device is disconnected:
All log entries display the following information:
- Event type (plug/unplug)
- Event time (date and time)
- Device name
- Device type
- Drive letter (for storage devices only)
- Serial number (not all devices will show serial number)
- Vendor ID
- Product ID
- Vendor name
- Product name
- Firmware revision
- USB class
- USB subclass
- USB protocol
(Event time is shown by default in your local time zone but, if you wish, you can show it in GMT by going to Options -> Show Time In GMT.)
Once an entry has been recorded, you can copy it to clipboard (in which case you can paste it in any text editor) or export it to a TXT, CSV, XML, or HTML file.…Read More »
This is a sponsored post. Digiarty Software paid to have this posted on dotTech. This post has been written by Digiarty Software — not dotTech.
WinX DVD Copy Pro – Copy DVD to DVD and Clone DVD to ISO
WinX DVD Copy Pro is a full-featured DVD copy program.…Read More »
Still haven’t decided upon your cloud storage service of choice? Well then, here is another promotion to try to win you over. For a limited time Minus, cleverly residing at Minus.com, is offering new users 25 GB of free cloud storage.…Read More »
Missed out the previous HP Touchpad fire sale? Here is your second chance. Starting December 11, 2011 at 6 PM (CST), HP is going to sell HP Touchpads for the now-familiar $99/$149 (16 GB/32 GB) price tag on eBay, with the option to buy a case, charging dock, and wireless keyboard in a $79 bundle.…Read More »
The following is a description of Handy Safe Pro, as per the developer:
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Handy Safe Pro – a new level of usability comes to data management applications with unbeatable security functionality. Customized graphical cards represent all your confidential information in an easy-to-use interface, and 448-bit Blowfish encryption guarantees absolute security.
The following is a description of soft Xpansion Perfect PDF 6 Converter, as per the developer:
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Converts any printable file into a PDF. Perfect PDF 6 Converter includes integration into Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer and into the core Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
The following is a description of O&O MediaRecovery 6, as per the developer:
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These days we save practically everything on some digital device, be that cameras, MP3 players or computers. But we can still lose things, just like we did in the “paper days”!
Whenever I walk away from my computer I make it a habit to hit specific shortcuts on my keyboard to sleep my computer while I am not using it (so it is locked whenever someone tries to wake it up and use it).…Read More »
In the recent past we have seen quite a free attractive apps being given away by Amazon via its Free App of the Day program. In all the Amazonian glamor, GetJar Gold may be a distant memory to some; well fear not my fellow fandroids: GetJar Gold is not dead but in fact living life to the fullest.…Read More »
The following is a description of WISE-FTP 6, as per the developer:
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WISE-FTP’s basic features include:
- Ability to connect to any FTP server.
- Ability to move or copy files or directories from your local system to the remote server and vice versa.
The following is a description of MoneyFox 2012, as per the developer:
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Do you want to keep track of your finances?
- Manage Your Finances
- Organize your incomes and expenses in categories
- Create recurring bookings with reminders
- Create stunning reports and statistics
MoneyFox – features overview
With the summary view and the transaction list, you can keep track of your finances quickly and efficiently and see immediately where your money goes.
Android Market hits ten billion downloads, offers ten apps each day for the next ten days – including popular apps such as Swiftkey X, Minecraft, and Asphalt 6 – for $0.10 each to celebrate
Have some extra dimes this holiday season? Android Market has hit ten billion downloads and to celebrate Google is running a promotion for the next ten days. Each day, starting December 6 and lasting until December 16, ten “premium” apps will be sold for a measly $0.10/£0.10/€0.10 each:
Each day will bring a different ten apps; today’s (December 6th’s) apps are shown in the above screenshot.…Read More »
Originally started by Opera, and popularized by Chrome, the “multiple homepage” concept is commonly used by people (whether by add-on or built in browser functionality) who can’t decide on one single website to be their homepage. However, what if you want something simple, clean, yet elegant and want it without any hassle, or third party add-on (assuming the browser you use doesn’t have it built in)?…Read More »
Back in November I posted about Republic Wireless, a new cell phone service provider in the USA. In the article I mentioned Republic Wireless was launching November 8, but aside from that we didn’t have many more details. Republic Wireless has launched.…Read More »
I was roaming SlickDeals as I usually do and came across a post about a 1 TB USB external hard drive going for $65 (!). Naturally I jumped when I read that and decided to get more info. Turns out Best Buy is selling a 1 TB “Mac” Western Digital My Book for $65 (you can get it for $58 with 10% off coupon).…Read More »
The following is a description of PC Security Guide, as per the authors:
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For better or worse, more of our daily activities are spent on the Internet. We stay in touch with friends and family, post those fun vacation photos for all to see, check out the latest movies, look up interesting things to buy, and much more.
The following is a description of CrazyTalk 6, as per the developer:
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CrazyTalk 6 focuses on animating the faces and gives you the power to import any photo or image into the fitting wizard and bring it to life with easy auto lip-sync.
Up until now whenever I wanted to resize an image I would open up Paint.NET, load the image I want to resize, save it, and go. Yes I know – not a very clever or efficient method to resize images. However I have been using the Paint.NET method because I am, afterall, a creature of habit and it has been convenient for me.…Read More »
The following is a description of Abelssoft JetDrive 5 Professional, as per the developer:
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JetDrive – Feature Overview
JetDrive defragments your hard drive. It does a far better job than Windows Defrag and — depending upon the condition of your hard drive — can result in a 20% gain in performance.
As I am sure most everyone has noticed by now, I have added a new SHARE bar to dotTech. This article is intended to ensure everyone is informed about what this bar is, what it is intended for, and what it is not.…Read More »
Most people enjoy using T9 (or something similar) on their cell phones when typing text messages. Since T9 uses an advanced behavioral detection algorithm (I don’t know if “behavioral detection algorithm” is a real term… I just made it up =P) to suggest the words T9 thinks you want.…Read More »
The following is a description of CDRWIN 9 Basic, as per the developer:
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- Direct copy of data-CDs/DVDs (incl. computer games) and audio-CDs
- Burning and creation of ISO-, BIN- and XMD-images as well as Cue-Files
- Authoring of Orange Book-compatible data-CDs (CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA) as well as data-DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
While not a groundbreaking necessity (unless you are a webmaster, in which case you should really care about how fast your website loads since website speed is factored into Google’s algorithm), it is always fun to know which of your favorite websites loads the quickest.…Read More »
The following is a description of Format Converter 4 SE, as per the developer:
The following are all the supported input/output formats, as per the developer:
Format Converter 4 SE stands for Format Converter 4 Special Edition, presumably because Format Converter 4 SE has limitations not found in the regular Format Converter 4; however, I have not found a list explicitly stating the limitations.…Read More »
The following is a description of Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 3.0 Standard, as per the developer:
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Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3.0 is a collection of digital filters that are widely used by many of today’s professional photographers around the world to save time and to produce professional level results.
A few months ago in one of my classes a Chrome fanboy proclaimed how “popular” Chrome is and how “everyone must be using it”. At the time a friend and I scoffed at him, partly due to his fanboyism and partly due to the fact we knew Chrome wasn’t as popular as he claimed.…Read More »
Tip: Get a Motorola Defy, a water resistant Android handset, for $59.99 from T-Mobile USA with no contract or data plan requirement
Looking to jump on the smartphone bandwagon but don’t want to sign a two year contract with a forced monthly data plan? Today may be your lucky day. Reports are emerging T-Mobile USA is selling the Motorola Defy for $59.99 with no contract renewal or commitment:
Since there is no contract requirement, that means you aren’t forced to purchase a monthly data plan either.…Read More »
The following is a description of BDlot DVD Clone Ultimate, as per the developer:
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Backup any DVD to hard drive as ISO, DVD folder or burn to a DVD disc in several minutes with GPU accelerating technology.
Create Your Own Perfect DVD Backups of Raw Content with Ease
BDlot DVD Clone Ultimate is the up-to-the-minute DVD clone software with powerful functions.
Record/capture your screen (create a video/screencast) without having to download or install a program
In the past I have written on what, in my opinion, is one of the best free video capture/screen recording tools available on the market right now: BB FlashBack Express. Since I discovered BB FlashBack Express I have been using it for all my screen capture/video creation needs.…Read More »
Update: It looks like this promotion has expired. Sorry I posted about it so late! If you still want this program, you can wait until it is promoted again (it is given out often) or read comment #9 by hal9000 and comment#18 by 3K3 explaining a trick on how to register this software even after the promo has expired.…Read More »
In light of today’s giveaway of Folder Maker Pro, I think it is appropriate to create a post about how one can customize the look and feel of Windows to fit his needs.
There are websites, such as Deviantart.com, that display the work of very talented artists.…Read More »